Decade Infrastructure Fund, Working at Height Robot, UK Trials One Atom Thick Road Surface, COVID Risks in Construction Contracts, 1,500 Homes in Greenwich Development

Decade Infrastructure Fund, Working at Height Robot, UK Trials One Atom Thick Road Surface, COVID Risks in Construction Contracts, 1,500 Homes in Greenwich Development
£650bn Decade Infrastructure Fund image credit: Construction Enquirer A new Government infrastructure pipeline commits £650bn public and private investment into infrastructure over the next 10 years as part of the Government’s Build Back Better, including £30bn social & economic infrastructure contracts in the next year. It will create 425,00 jobs per year and include 170 Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) procurement contracts. You can read more

Private wireless networks – Wi-Fi & 5G co-existence!

Private wireless networks – Wi-Fi & 5G co-existence!
How do LTE/5G & WiFi Relate? One of the key industry questions at the moment is can the wireless technologies, LTE/5G and Wi-Fi, work together or are they competitors? Whether the mobile cellular network will replace Wi-Fi has been a discussion since the advent of 3G and early Wi-Fi. The answer is that there is no perfect wireless technology for all use cases. Each technology has its advantages and disadvantages and has unique use case value. Wi-Fi a

Late Summer Update #1: Decarbonising North London, Construction Tech, Watkin Jones Prospers & Materials Prices Rise

Late Summer Update #1: Decarbonising North London, Construction Tech, Watkin Jones Prospers & Materials Prices Rise
Low carbon heat for another 50k North London Homes Enfield Council energy section Energetik has secured another £24m in government funding from The Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) to support expansion across its network in Enfield. This funding builds on the initial £14m which would have provided low carbon energy to 26k homes. The new funding will deliver very low carbon waste heat to the area by connecting homes to London EcoPark (North Lond

August #1 Summer Update: Construction Booms On, Manager of the Year Awards, Manchester Skyscrapers, £1.56 Demolition Contracts

August #1 Summer Update: Construction Booms On, Manager of the Year Awards, Manchester Skyscrapers, £1.56 Demolition Contracts
Materials & Jobs Demand Soars Construction activity is predicted to rise 13.7% in 2021 & 6.3% in 2022 according to Construction Product Association due to house building & infrastructure projects. Skilled workers and materials will be in high demand during this period especially raw materials such as copper and steel due to the pandemic rise in shipping costs & lack of capacity with the cost having risen to 13 times what it was compared

July #4 Update: COVID Continues, Teesside Energy Plant, £690m Harrow Regeneration, Worker Demand Highest in 2 Decades, Net Zero UK

July #4 Update: COVID Continues, Teesside Energy Plant, £690m Harrow Regeneration, Worker Demand Highest in 2 Decades, Net Zero UK
COVID Won’t Go Away Freedom Day finally arrives this week but only last week the Construction Leaders Council advised contractors & construction companies that masks should still be worn in canteens and site offices. The CLC warns against relaxation of social distancing rules and encourages the continuation of protective worn equipment such as masks in enclosed spaces such as welfare facilities and on public transport. Meanwhile, a wave of NHS Test &a

July #3 Update: £1bn Logistics Site, HS2 Issues, £150m Northern Water Framework, New Leeds Hospital, Construction Playbook Webinar, £600m Housing Projects

July #3 Update: £1bn Logistics Site, HS2 Issues, £150m Northern Water Framework, New Leeds Hospital, Construction Playbook Webinar, £600m Housing Projects
£1bn Midlands Logistics Site Canadian developer Oxford Partners & multi-national Logistics Capital Partners will invest £1bn in the new West Midlands Interchange which has approval for 8 million square feet of logistics space. Construction is expected to start in 2022 and complete in 2023 with warehouses ranging from 200k to a million square feet, up to 30 metres high. The roofs will be able to be fitted with solar panels for renewable energy.

£1bn Logistics Site, HS2 Issues, £150m Northern Water Framework, New Leeds Hospital, Construction Playbook Webinar, £600m Housing Projects

£1bn Logistics Site, HS2 Issues, £150m Northern Water Framework, New Leeds Hospital, Construction Playbook Webinar, £600m Housing Projects
Controversial £100m Middlegate Water Treatment Plant Contract up for Grabs Anglian Water will hold a supplier information day on 7 July for interested bidders to deliver long term water supplies to the region. The project will use a design, build, finance and operate (DBFO) model, a public-private partnership that is a high-risk high-cost alternative to traditional design and build contract, placing much risk on the contractor and costing a price that refl

EMS Presents Unlocking the Future of 5G in Manufacturing !Online Event!

EMS Presents Unlocking the Future of 5G in Manufacturing !Online Event!
About this event How can you use Private 5G services to simplify and streamline operations, better utilise resources, increase performance / productivity and lower overheads? Increasing capacity by becoming more efficient, using common infrastructure, flexibility and scalability are must-haves for the future of manufacturing. Put simply, 5G can deliver more opportunities for people and business. In this exclusive online event, we'll discuss: ...

£1bn Logistics Site, HS2 Issues, £150m Northern Water Framework, New Leeds Hospital, Construction Playbook Webinar, £600m Housing Projects

£1bn Logistics Site, HS2 Issues, £150m Northern Water Framework, New Leeds Hospital, Construction Playbook Webinar, £600m Housing Projects
Controversial £100m Middlegate Water Treatment Plant Contract up for Grabs Anglian Water will hold a supplier information day on 7 July for interested bidders to deliver long term water supplies to the region. The project will use a design, build, finance and operate (DBFO) model, a public-private partnership that is a high-risk high-cost alternative to traditional design and build contract, placing much risk on the contractor and costing a price that ref

#3 June Update: New City of London Justice Quarter, Town Regeneration Cash, 250k Workers Needed, Crossrail Opening, Highways England Framework

#3 June Update: New City of London Justice Quarter, Town Regeneration Cash, 250k Workers Needed, Crossrail Opening, Highways England Framework
£300m City of London Complex Seeks Bidders The new Fleet Street project ‘Salisbury Square’ is looking for a main contractor to start the work in 4Q2025 and complete by 2Q2026. The new development for legal services and contain a court, Police headquarters and public spaces. Interested parties can apply here. £700m Regeneration Cash up for grabs by Local Authorities Part of the UK Government’s ‘Build Back Better’ Scheme, 30 towns have been awarded